ABOUT ME - Donna Joan

Welcome to my website!

My name is Donna, I'm 33 and I am a mum of a beautiful boy (7) and two very high maintenance chihuahuas and I work part time within the NHS which I have done for last 10 years. I am a professional photographer for weddings, events & portraits.

I started to learn photography as my own form of mindfulness. Photography has always been special to me, bringing my vision to life within a photo is an obsession for me. Even as a teenager I always loved taking photos. Four years ago I began to take my photography a lot more seriously, turning my passion into a career.

I have taken many courses from portraiture to wedding workshops, to fine art and creative, to photoshop and landscapes. I have also attended workshops with the amazing photographer Brooke Shaden and Trey Ratcliffe. I started out second shooting for weddings and have now been a professional photographer for the past two years. In 2018 I moved into booking my own weddings.

I’m a photographer who really enjoys capturing natural, tender moments, preferring those over the more staged and posed photography that many people will associate with weddings. I find pictures always tend to turn out so much better when people are more comfortable and relaxed. What I love most is capturing the natural light and making the most of the environment and location of the venues that provides a unique touch to a wedding album.

I’m very down to earth with an easy going and less rigid schedule than many when shooting weddings. This allows me to a lot more flexible to the couple and their families so that there is less pressure and everyone can get on with the important business and enjoy their day. I love to focus on the family dynamics and the story of the newlyweds to capture the most real and beautiful moments of love between them all. That’s what a wedding day is really about!

I offer affordable photography without the hard sell of packages. All photos are fully edited and supplied on a USB with full printing rights. Including in all full day coverage bookings is a complimentary engagement shoot and a professionally printed & framed photograph of your choice. I also offer half day coverage for those who do not need full coverage, or even for those more budget conscious.

Of course its not only weddings that I love to capture . Im also hugely into portraits (which are always outdoors as I love to focus on the natural light and the environment), wildlife, the changing of seasons and macro. I also travel down to Cornwall annually for landscape photography which fuels my passion tremendously. I also attend the yearly events held in Woburn Sands to take photos of the deer during the rutting season. You can see all my best work in the portfolio gallery. I hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I enjoyed taking them. 

For any information about bookings and the packages on offer feel free to drop me a message anytime.

Donna